1 1/2 to 2 pounds boneless beef chuck roast
2 large garlic cloves, minced
1 small onion, thin wedges
1 medium potato, diced
1 celery stalk, sliced
1 can whole tomatoes
1 1/2 cups water
1/2 cup catsup
1/4 cup steak sauce
1 1/2 teaspoons oregano
1 teaspoon hot pepper sauce
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 (10 ounce) package frozen baby okra, thawed
1 to 2 teaspoons gumbo file (optional)
Trim meat and cut into 1-inch cubes.
Combine all ingredients except okra and gumbo file in Dutch oven. Bring to a boil, reduce heat; cover and simmer for 1 hour and 20 minutes or until beef is tender.
Stir in okra and gumbo file; heat through, without boiling.
Serve over hot, cooked rice.